Play Dates


December 25 – January 21    New York, NY    FILM FORUM

January 17 – 30  HELD OVER    West Los Angeles, CA    LAEMMLE'S ROYAL

January 17 – 23    Pasadena, CA    LAEMMLE'S PLAYHOUSE

January 16 & February 2    Berkeley, CA    BAMPFA

January 25 – 26    Cleveland, OH    CLEVELAND CINEMATHEQUE

February 23    Minneapolis, MN    ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL

March 13 – 19    Coral Gables, FL    CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA

The White Sheik Play Dates


Italy, 1952
Director: Federico Fellini
Producer: Luigi Rovere
Cast: Alberto Sordi, Brunella Bovo, Leopoldo Trieste, Giulietta Masina
Screenwriter: Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Michelangelo Antonioni, Ennio Flaiano
Cinematography: Arturo Gallea
Music: Nino Rota
Genre: Comedy
Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Running Time: 86 minutes

Newlywed Wanda (Brunella Bovo), on her honeymoon in Rome with her husband Ivan (Leopoldo Trieste), slips away to meet her idol, adventure magazine character The White Sheik (Alberto Sordi). 

4K restoration by Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, in collaboration with RTI-Mediaset and Infinity, as part of Fellini 100. Restored from the original camera negative. Soundtrack negative provided by Studio Cine. Restoration carried out at L'immagine Ritrovata laboratory, Bologna.

Reviews and Quotes 2

"Not only the first but also in some respects the most charming, least overweening film Fellini ever made — a comic fable of mass-produced fantasy and fanatical devotion."
— J. Hoberman, The New York Times

It’s too much fun to sit on the shelf."
— Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

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